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  1. Watch THR's Full, Uncensored Drama Writers Roundtable With Lee Daniels, Damon Lindelof and More

    7:55 am PDT 08/30/2015
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    THR's Emmy season roundtables air on SundanceTV and stream at THR.com. The shows air Sunday at 8 a.m. PT on channel 557 on DirecTV, 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 11 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC). READ MORE

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  2. 'black-ish' Showrunner Kenya Barris: We Made America Say, 'Oh, They're Kind of Like Us'

    4:50 pm PDT 07/01/2015
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    "I just got the demographic breakdown of our show, and it's not as many black people as I thought." READ MORE

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  3. 'Transparent's Jill Soloway: "Okay, Who the Heck is Lena Dunham, Where Did She Come From?"

    4:50 pm PDT 07/01/2015
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    "Everybody was saying to me, 'have you seen this girl? She's just like you.'" READ MORE

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  4. 'Modern Family's Steve Levitan: "In The Beginning You Just Have to Fake it, and Look Confident"

    4:50 pm PDT 07/01/2015
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    "When I've talked to other writers who have dealt with what they consider to be frustrating showrunners, the number one complaint might be, they're indecisive." READ MORE

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  5. 'Silicon Valley's Alec Berg on HBO: "The Partners Every Other Network and Studio Claimed to Be"

    4:49 pm PDT 07/01/2015
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    "[HBO is] so helpful. They're so unobtrusive. They're so smart. We have the back and forth but in a very helpful, constructive way." READ MORE

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  6. "We Reverse Engineered ['Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'] From [Ellie Kemper]": Showrunner Robert Carlock

    4:49 pm PDT 07/01/2015
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    We met with [Ellie] and she just confirmed our sense of who we thought she was on screen, and that's a weird thing to be able to communicate and to have any intelligence behind it. And she has a lot. READ MORE

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  7. Jay Duplass on 'Togetherness' Characters: "Everyone in Our Lives is Fair Game"

    4:49 pm PDT 07/01/2015
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    "My brother [Mark Duplass] and I have always been trying to get to a truthfulness and a simplicity about our story telling that is really analogous to life, how things happen in real life." READ MORE

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  8. Jay Duplass on 'Togetherness' Characters: "Everything Is Something From Our Lives"

    1:00 pm PDT 06/22/2015
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    "My brother [Mark Duplass] and I have always been trying to get to a truthfulness and a simplicity about our storytelling that is really analogous to life — how things happen in real life." READ MORE

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  9. 'Kimmy Schmidt's' Robert Carlock: "Interviews You Have With Writers Are … To Make Sure They're Not Crazy"

    10:00 am PDT 06/22/2015
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    "It is kind of amazing how people can blow it, and reveal that they're crazy." READ MORE

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  10. 'Transparent's' Jill Soloway on Her Inspiration: "Who the Heck Is Lena Dunham? Where Did She Come From?"

    1:30 pm PDT 06/21/2015
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    "Everybody was saying to me, 'Have you seen this girl? She's just like you — except younger and much more successful and she's living her vision, and you're not.'" READ MORE

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  11. 'Modern Family's' Steve Levitan: "In The Beginning, You Just Have to Fake It and Look Confident"

    10:00 am PDT 06/21/2015
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    "When I've talked to other writers who have dealt with what they consider to be frustrating showrunners, the number one complaint might be they're indecisive." READ MORE

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  12. 'Black-ish' Showrunner Kenya Barris: "We Made America Say, 'Oh, They're Kind of Like Us'"

    1:00 pm PDT 06/20/2015
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    "I just got the demographic breakdown of our show, and it's not as many black people as I thought." READ MORE

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  13. 'Silicon Valley's' Alec Berg on HBO: "The Partners Every Other Network and Studio Claimed to Be"

    10:00 am PDT 06/20/2015
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    "[HBO is] so helpful. They're so unobtrusive. They're so smart. We have the back and forth but in a very helpful, constructive way." READ MORE

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  14. A-List Writers From 'Silicon Valley,' 'Transparent' on Embarrassing Scenes Stolen From Real Life, "Crushing Blow" of a Writers-Room Firing

    10:00 am PDT 06/19/2015
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    In THR's comedy showrunners roundtable, Kenya Barris ('Black-ish'), Alec Berg ('Silicon Valley'), Robert Carlock ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'), Jay Duplass ('Togetherness'), Jill Soloway ('Transparent'), Steve Levitan ('Modern Family') reveal their most panicked moments on set, why making a movie can help you sell a TV show and why they no longer loathe netw READ MORE

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  15. 'House of Cards' Creator Beau Willimon: "I Have No Idea How Many People Have Watched the Show on Netflix."

    12:00 pm PDT 06/14/2015
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    "We are investing in people's creativity. If we do that, that will lead to a good product." READ MORE

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  16. 'Homeland' Creator Alex Gansa on Criticism: "The Immediacy of People's Opinions Is Crazy"

    9:00 am PDT 06/14/2015
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    "I'm either going to fail or succeed on my own terms." READ MORE

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  17. 'The Leftovers' Creator Damon Lindelof on the Writers Room: "I Need to Know This Is Good"

    12:20 pm PDT 06/13/2015
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    "'The Leftovers' was built in a very white, sort of suburban enclave and had what I would affectionately refer to as 'white people problems.'" READ MORE

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  18. Michelle King on 'The Good Wife': "You Have to Be Completely Honest With Executives"

    9:00 am PDT 06/13/2015
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    "You have to fight fair." READ MORE

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  19. Sarah Treem of 'The Affair': "I Was Shocked by How Personally People Take the Idea of Infidelity"

    12:00 pm PDT 06/12/2015
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    "For me, season one was such a shock [in terms of how well it did]." READ MORE

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